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Gopher John
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Gopher John, from the N. Orr engraving published with Sprague's 1848 history of the war.
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Description of John Horse in U.S. Army lore

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Porter cites the historian for the Eighth Infantry, in which John Horse served, describing him in 1873 as "six-feet two in his bare feet, broad-shouldered and straight as a gun-wiper.... [He] could smell an Indian a mile off ... follow a trail by moonlight, at a gallop over a burnt prairie; talk English ... and ... supply any quantity of gophers for the Commanding General's table at an hour's notice."

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Sources: Wilhelm 1: 154.
Part 3, Exile: Outline  l Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 + War: 1832-1838
 - Exile: 1838-1850
+ Shifting Alliances
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Atrocities
National Debate
Prosperity
Emigration
Creek Tensions
Endangered Alliance
+ American Justice
+ A New Frontier
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion

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McCall describes "Gopher John" circa 1842, interpreter, fisherman, chef

The "Gopher" tells McCall a story about his dog "Fuse"

Description of John Horse in U.S. Army lore

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